Department of Fine Arts
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The Fine Arts – Teaching Preparation Specialization is excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue a teaching career in Fine Arts. The specialization is open to students who have declared Honours Fine Arts - Studio as their major.
Students wishing to pursue the Fine Arts – Teaching Preparation Specialization must successfully fulfill the following requirements:
We strongly recommend that students complete the PSYCH and SOC courses in the first 2 years of their academic plan as the scheduled times of these courses may conflict with upper year course times.
It is recommended that students pursuing the Fine Arts –Teaching Preparation Specialization also complete:
Students who graduate from the University of Waterloo with the Fine Arts – Teaching Preparation Specialization are eligible to pursue a Bachelor of Education at Nipissing University in either the Junior/Intermediate or Intermediate/Senior divisions.
Possible types of experience include: docents in galleries and museums; teaching weekend and summer art programs; working with people with disabilities; etc. If you are unsure whether your experience qualifies, please contact Brett Roberts, the Fine Arts Undergraduate Administrative Assistant. Successful completion of the 100 hours of relevant volunteer or paid experience will be determined by a letter stating fulfillment of the requirement, written by the qualified professional and addressed to the Fine Arts Associate Chair, Undergraduate. The successful completion of this requirement will appear as a milestone on your academic transcript.
These experiential learning courses are 0.25 unit credit/no credit courses. Options available to students enrolled in these courses include volunteer work at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, as well as other institutions and groups engaged in visual culture in the K-W region. These courses align with (and may constitute part of) the 100 hours of relevant volunteer or paid experience. FINE 243/343 are recommended, rather than required, as the Department of Fine Arts does not wish to have these courses take the place of regular academic studio and visual culture courses for the specialization.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.